Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life?
I have a HUGE pot of coffee for us today, because we’re going to need it. Did you have a good week so far? Mine has been pretty intense.
Let’s start lightly. LOL. I posted on my blog every day this week (so far.) I don’t feel that I have to post every day, I have a minimum of two posts a week as my goal, but I do like it when I manage to post more.
I finally got my book The Desert Around Las Vegas – A Guidebook To Amazing Day Trips In The Mojave Desert in my hands today! Everything looks fabulous and it’s going to be available on Amazon in a few days. I am super excited! The result of a long year’s hard, fun work!
I like to keep my posts on a positive note, because I am a very positive person. I also believe that you get more of what you focus your energy on, hence I am trying to focus on good things. I know that I have mentioned that my breathing isn’t so good when I am in Las Vegas. That is an understatement. The pollution in combination with the dry air have given me severe allergies. I struggle every day in the city, and have to be on strong medicines to function here. (I feel great when I get out of the city, and don’t need anything then.) A while ago I had to find my beloved Gretchen a new home, because I could simply not exercise her here in the city, and just exercising when you occasionally get out of the city in the weekends isn’t enough when you have a German Shepherd. I tried to postpone this as long as I possibly could, trying to find another solution, ANY other solution. In the end I didn’t have a choice. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. That’s why I haven’t been able to write about it until now. I needed to process it first. Gretchen is in a great place, with a wonderful experienced GSD family. They’ve sent me photos several times. They love her a lot.
Can I give you a refill on that coffee?
My Doctor told me straight out this week that I had to get out of Las Vegas permanently, as soon as possible. I don’t have a choice to stay anymore. I had hoped to be able to somehow work things out here for a while. This week I’ve been trying to get my mind straight, and focus on the positive changes this will bring. My daughter’s father have recently agreed to me bringing our daughter to Sweden. I’ve tried before, but it was not in the cards then. Now it is. I am looking forward to spending time in Sweden with my daughter. She is a Swedish citizen, but have never been there. Since my Doctor urged me to go as soon as possible I am doing everything I can to do so. There’s been a lot of organizing this week. Good thing I am a minimalist! I am going to look forward and focus on how fun it is going to be to go to Sweden.
Yesterday I wrote a CV in Swedish. First I had to download a Swedish keyboard to my computer since Swedish has three letters that doesn’t exist in the English language. It was actually easier than I thought to write my CV and a personal letter. I haven’t done that in forever. I scrolled through teaching job that sounded interesting in the area I’d like to be, and applied for two jobs. One of them had sent me an email when I woke up this morning (Sweden is ten hours ahead in time,) and called me in for an interview. That feels great! If I have a job lined up it is going to be a lot easier to find a good place to live. To begin with I am planning to visit family that I haven’t seen since I was pregnant with my daughter. As you can imagine there’s a lot going on in my head right now. I’ll keep you posted.
How are you doing? Any fun plans for the weekend?